New Porsche 911 GT3 R Looks Bad Ass in Bare Carbon

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The revamped Porsche 911 GT3 R has been shown for the first time today, giving us a good look at Porsche’s new customer racecar for the 2019 season.

Expectedly, this new GT3-spec racecar is an evolution of the current 911 GT3 R that customer teams are currently racing all over the world. It has received revised aerodynamics, which helped to increase front downforce, along with some new lightweight parts in the way of a carbon fiber hood, carbon wheel arches and carbon doors. The front suspension is now of the double-wishbone sort and a more robust braking system has been applied as well.

The list goes on with a fixed-position seat (darn racing drivers always running Porsche’s perfect weight balance!), an air conditioning system and new safety features. The 4.0-liter flat-six engine remains unchanged, producing a maximum output of 550 hp depending on the FIA’s Balance of Performance restrictions. It’s paired with a race-spec six-speed sequential transmission.

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Race teams will have to fork over roughly $546,000 USD to get the new GT3 R in their shop – not including taxes. Porsche says the order books are open now, with test days scheduled for the car later this year. It was also recently spotted testing at Monza along with a mysterious new GT2-based track car that we think could be the new 911 GT3 Cup car for Porsche’s various one-make racing series.

Discuss this story on our Porsche 911 Forum.

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Lionel Arnold Lionel Arnold on May 11, 2018

    Wow! The sound effect of this video is enough to give male enthusiasts an erection. Porsche makes it look so easy in the way the car transitions thru turns. It's amazing.